For The Girls of Ward 3
I'm excited to officially announce Manhattan Theatre Works' Board of Directors has selected The Girls of Ward 3 and playwright Tom Slot as the winner of the 2015 Newborn Festival Excellence in Playwriting Award. The award will be presented Friday, February 27th at the play's reading as part of the Newborn series. The reading will take place at The City College of New York and will be directed by Aimee Todoroff. The reading is free to the public. Reservations can be make by visiting http://www.mtworks.org/ newborn-festival.html. Visit the website for detailed directions to the venue.
The Newborn Festival celebrates today’s innovative playwrights that boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period, location and diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed).
The second production will appear in Capital Fringe Festival
I'm excited to officially announce that Gracless will have a second run in the summer of 2015. The show is scheduled to appear this July in the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival. This wil be the seond production of Gracelessi which first appeared in the Planet Connections Festivity in 2014 where is received a best playwright nomination.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more details about the production, cast, crew, venue, and performance dates.
For Fab Marquee Productions
I'm excited to officially announce that I have been asked by Fab Marquee Productions to direct their upcoming productions of Macbeth starting Antonio Miniño (Macbeth) and David Stallings (Lady Macbeth).
Set in the near future, the days of political correctness have forced a prudish Queen Duncan to employ generals of all races and sexual orientations into her army. Yet these times are still filled with the nepotism and prejudices of the past and General Macbeth struggles to be seen just as competent as his straight counterparts, but with the conviction and support of his husband and the predictions of greatness and power bestowed upon him by a trio of enslaved minority witches, he goes down a dangerous path of betrayal, greed and murder.
Macbeth will play OCTOBER 8-24, 2015 produced by Fab Marquee Productions in association with The Theater Series at The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Find out more details click here.
Advances for MTWorks Living Room Series to full festival
I'm honored to announce that my play The Girls of Ward 3 has been selected to appear in the 2015 Newborn Festival. MTWorks annual reading series, The Newborn Festival, taking place in February of 2015. This year MTWorks read 650 submissions from which 5 were selected. I'm truly humbled to be in such amazing company. MTWorks does amazing work and is producing some of the best Off-Broadway shows season after season. Check out the official announcement here.
Will take part in MTWorks Living Room Series
I'm honored to announce that my play The Girls of Ward 3 has been selected as a finalist by MTWorks for the 2015 Newborn Festival. It will now move on with 9 other plays to the Living Room Series and be one step closer to being part of the anticipated annual reading series, The Newborn Festival, taking place in February of 2015. This year MTWorks read 650 submissions from which 10 were selected as finalists and 42 as semi-finalists. Of the 10 finalists only five will move on to win a slot in this season's festival. I'm truly humbled to be in such amazing company. MTWorks does amazing work and is producing some of the best Off-Broadway shows season after season. Check out the official announcement here.
Tom Slot One Act Comedy Appears in Local Festival
I'm happy to announce that this December, my one act play Sticking Up For Pluto will appear in the Playwrights On Parade festival in Charlotte, North Carolina. Presented by Soaring High Productions, Playwrights On Parade will be performed December 6 at 5 PM at 100 Gardens, 200 36th Street, Noda, Charlotte, NC. Requested donation for attendees is $10. For more information about Soaring High Productions click here.
Tom Slot to Direct Classic Comedy
I'm happy to announce that this December, I'll be bringing a bit of summer to the winter when I direct the classic Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Produced by Original Binding Productions, this tale of love and magic will have a very musical twist. Stayed tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
On Indie Theater Now
I'm happy to announce that four of my original plays, Killing Time, Farewell To Sanity, My Father's Ashes, and Graceless, have been published online by Indie Theater Now. Indie Theater Now is an online service that presents and preserves new American plays in script form. Each play is avialble for $1.29 or you can get all of them together for a discounted price. Check it out now!
For My Father's Ashes
I'm happy to announce that Milee Bang has been nominated by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for her role as Anna Hung in Original Binding Productions performance of My Father's Ashes. She was recognized in the Best Supporting Actress category. Congratulations to Milee on this well deserved honor!
Planet Connection Festivity
I'm happy to announce that I have been nominated for Outstanding Playwright in the 2014 Planet Connections Festivity for my recent play Graceless. I'm very honored to be nominated among such a talent group of writers. Thank you to the amazing cast and production team that helped bring Graceless to life.
June 25 at the Duo Theater
I'm happy to announce that I will be appearing in a reading of David Stallings new play, The Baby Monitor. David wrote a one act version of this play for Original Bindings first Naked Theater Festival and has since reworked it into a full length play. The Baby Monitor is receiving a public reading on June 25th at the Duo Theater (East 4th) at 8 PM as part of their Gay Pride week. I will be joined in the cast by the talented Laura Gómez, Antonio Miniño, David Stallings, and Deanna McGovern. For more details, click here.
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